Cancelled – Inaugural Salomon WMN Trail Half – Sonoma, CA
April 10, 2020 // 13.1 miles // 2,980′ vertical gain
Update: This race was cancelled due to Covid 19. I would not have been able to run it due to ‘injury’ currently diagnosed as FAI – Hip Impingement. I deferred my entry to next year and hope that I’m able to run by that point.
I’m pretty psyched about this! I didn’t know when I signed up, but as a late addition to the Salomon Squad this year, I’m even more excited to be a part of this race. I’ve been singing their praises for about a decade ever since I bought an early edition trail shoe. In February, they finally made our relationship official ❤
Postponed: Quad Rock 25 – Fort Collins, CO
May 9, 2020 // 25 miles // 5,500′ vertical gain
Update: Quad Rock has been postponed until August. Given my current diagnosis, running 25 miles when I can barely jog one right now, and the cascade of injuries an awkward gait makes me more prone to – I’ve also deferred this entry until 2021. I’m not confident that I’ll be far enough along by then either, but I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it.
Taking place in Fort Collins, CO on May 9, Quad Rock is known for being a fun race with unpredictable weather. Springtime weather in Colorado is highly unpredictable and you either get a heat wave or a blizzard. This will be my second time racing this course after DNS last year due to Achilles issues. Given my difficult year with injury and pain, I don’t anticipate beating my time, however I plan to have more fun, if that’s even possible. Check out my 2018 recap here.
Javelina Jundred 100K – Fountain Hills, AZ
October 31, 2020 // 62 miles
Update: There is no chance this is happening in 2020. I may not be able to attempt this one until I’m actually 62 years old at the rate I’m going this year and last, but I’ve got to have something to anchor my hope to.
This race captured my attention last year when I was hoping to be recovered from my Achilles issues in a solid 6-8 weeks. Then, 8 months later, I was only beginning to run with any regularity and as of March 3, I’m still struggling – this time with pain of unknown origin in my hip and hamstring that makes it extremely painful to sit or walk. I can only keep my eye on the prize and let the chips land where they may. I am not officially signed up for this race, but it’s my motivation to make slow, steady progress and not skimp out on rest and recovery along the way. As if my body has even given me the choice.